November 2013

November on Planet Byn

November 30, 2013 Monthly Recaps

T’was a super crazy month here on Planet Byn with tons of foodie related activities going on. Here’s a peek: First of all, I found out my co-worker Ali has never been to Swiss Chalet, after living in Canada for eight years. Obviously we had to make this happen, and my friend Molly and I […]

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Maple Pecan Granola {Gastropost Mission #79}

November 30, 2013 Breakfast
Maple Pecan Granola

  Our Gastropost Mission this week was NUTS (literally)! And if I’m forced to pick a favourite, I have to go with pecans. They’re my favourite nut, hands down. My preferred application would be pecan pie, but to get an everyday fix, they’re my nut of choice to include in a homemade, crunchy granola. This recipe […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Antique Caramel Cake

November 24, 2013 Baked Sunday Mornings
Antique Caramel Cake

When I see a Baked layer cake on our Baked Sunday Morning Schedule, the first thing that crosses my mind is if I have a free day to make it. There’s usually three cake layers involved, a cooked frosting, and a few other elements that require some time (see: making two batches of salted caramel […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Mushroom Pie with Cheddar Pastry {Gastropost Mission #78}

November 23, 2013 Dinner
Roasted Butternut Squash & Mushroom Pie

Mushroom BOOM! That was our challenge for this week, and I knew right away what I wanted to make. Smitten Kitchen’s Mushroom Bourguignon, which is both on her site and in her cookbook. It was warm, cozy, and filling, but just not really a looker. Since I had the day off on Remembrance Day, I […]

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Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs

November 20, 2013 Chicken & Turkey
Spaghetti Squash & Turkey Meatballs

Updated with a new picture January 12, 2017 Dear Future Byn circa Fall 2014, Hey! What’s up! So you got really excited and bought a spaghetti squash at the Farmer’s Market, huh? Amazing! Instead of doing what you did in Fall 2013, which was spend an hour Googling spaghetti squash recipes because you couldn’t remember […]

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Sweet & Sour Tofu with Bok Choy

November 18, 2013 Dinner
Sweet & Sour Tofu

Hey! Happy Monday! I’ve decided it’s UGLY BUT DELICIOUS week on Planet Byn! I have a few recipes I need to document here because I keep making them and forgetting about them and if I don’t blog it, it’s like it never happened in my kitchen. So hey, they aren’t the cutest dishes you’ll ever […]

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze

November 15, 2013 Bread
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve been lusting after pumpkin cinnamon rolls for three years. Seriously. You can see my comment from 2010 on Gwendolyn’s blog here. I was still pretty scared of yeast projects then, but I’m kind of proud of how I’ve taught myself to bake up carby goodness since then. I didn’t end up using that recipe, […]

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Salted Caramel Apple Crumble Bars

November 11, 2013 Bars & Squares
Salted Caramel Apple Crumble Bars

It’s coming. Christmas cookie season. Time to make Pinterest boards, hoard butter, sign-up for cookie exchanges and send out a Save the Date for Champagne & Cookies IV. I can’t wait!  Truth be told, I’ve been working on my Christmas cookie list since September, but don’t worry about that. I still have a few Fall […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Good Morning Sunshine Bars

November 10, 2013 Baked Sunday Mornings
Good Morning Sunshine Bars

After another brief six-month hiatus, I’m BACK on Baked Sunday Mornings! And I picked the perfect recipe to join back in on! A super simple, no bake, sugar explosion called Good Morning Sunshine Bars. These bars are just Chex cereal (Side note: I was convinced this was an American cereal that I wouldn’t be able to […]

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